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-moment is in the republican field. robert ford, the american ambassador to syria, this is the one i'm most proud of. he is, on this show, the ambadassador. robert ford went to hamma. he drove right along side the crowds of protesters demanding seer syrian authoritarian government step down. he met them with olive branchs. not the metaphor but actual olive branchs. the ambadassador had to leave syria and come back to the united states for consultations. things got too dangerous there. they are still dangerous. the united nations estimates that 4,000 people have been killed in syria just since march. then just today, a human rights group reported that 34 bodies were found dumped in a town square in western syria. also in syria today, the ambadassador, robert ford is back in syria as of this evening. this does not soften the support by the obama administration. hillary clinton met with exiled syrian opposition leader when she was in geneva today. america may not have a lot of levers to pull when it comes to ploem diplomacy with syria. hillary clinton gave a remarkable speech there. she gave a historic addres
the beginning. but more importantly, syria, where they are now both on the same side, working with the opposition to overthrow the al-assad regime. though not for the same reasons i don't think. in the case of turkey, i think it's more a personal betrayal of pious side of prime minister aired a gun and the promises he made to aired a gun and didn't the field. the saudi's position is really to eliminate uranian influence in syria and assorted kittie vaden for what happened in iraq, where the american invasion created a shiite dominated government tilting towards iran, from which was a major loss in the saudi constellation and thinking about the arab world. so coming here they are in the same i fighting to overthrow the hussein government. and man, in september, turkey decides that it is going to host a nato early warning antimissile system aimed mostly against uranian. ms publicly puts turkey on the saudi arab sunni side of the saudi iranian conflict. i think that's a major turning point in the whole relationship because that is where turkey commit itself militarily to be in on
or others to take military action. >>> let's talk about syria. given the role the u.s. and nato played in protect civilians, do you think at some point nato or the united states and some coalition of the willing is going to have to go in there and protect civilians in syria? >> you know, i don't want to speculate as to what the conditions might be and raise alarm bells. i am, after all -- i'm not a president, but i'm looking for that job. i do believe that we should act very aggressively to try and encourage the dissidence within syria, to remove assad and to bring a more representative form of government. >> support them militarily if that's what's necessary? >> certainly support them covertly. we should support turkey and saudi arabia as they're putting pressure on syria. i won't rule out military support of some kind but i don't want to describe exactly what we might do paubecause the circumstances can change. but syria is very different than libya. it is the only key ally for iran, its route to the sea. a key satellite to iran. its link also with lebanon. so syria plays a key role
-third of the world's oil tanker traffic goes through the strait. iranian ally syria says more than 2,000 of the security forces have died in the past nine months. syria blames political turmoil on a foreign conspiracy aimed at toppaling the regime with president bashar assad. this is amateur video that shows the city of homs after government shelling in that area. arab league observers arrive in damascus, the question of what iran is doing to aid syria has become a pressing one. correspondent leland vittert has details. >> syria's powerful air force and army are among the most well-equipped in the middle east. with the russian fighter jet, attack helicopters and tanks, president bashar assad has threatened to use them all against his own people to stay in power. fox news learned that iran and the revolutionary guard are going to great lengths to help assad. that doesn't surprise the israeli minister for strategic affairs. >> syria is part of what is called axis of evil. >> as they reference the ammunition supplies in the eight-month massacre of the pro-democracy demonstrators, wester
in the fight over the payroll tax cut. >>> also, new allegations of genocide in syria. is the white house reaction tough enough? >>> and iraq's prime minister demands the vice president be brought to justice. >>> down to the wire for republican candidates before the first presidential votes are cast in iowa. some fear a risky stalemate in congress could hurt the republicans' chances of reclaiming the white house. let's discuss what's going on with former u.s. senator from pennsylvania, rick santorum. thanks for coming in. let me get right to the issue of the moment here in washington. are you with house republicans or senate republicans when it comes to extending the payroll tax cut for middle class american families? >> my feeling is that there is a social security trust fund that is used to pay social security benefits or there isn't. and someone who's been on the butt end of many attacks that republicans don't care about social security, the republicans are the ones who are tries to get social security, republicans are the ones who are going to make sure they're not going to stand up a
. >>> to overseas where a crackdown by syria's government continues without let up. human rights activists say at least six people were killed in fresh attacks by government forces yesterday. amateur video shows black smoke and flames and one syrian city after alleged shelling by the president's forces. arab league delegates arrived in syria thursday ahead of monitors who want to assess whether the government is complying to peace initiatives. there are reports coming in saying quote, terrorists, unquote, attacked security in damascus. state tv is describing it as a double suicide car bombing. a number of civilians have been killed. >>> here is your first look at other news going on. florida police cracked down a group of vandals, thanks to youtube. a video posted by the culprit showed video of them ransacking several stores. they brought in one teen for questioning who identified the rest of the suspects. >>> southern california's santa ana winds swept through yesterday hammering several neighborhoods. wind gusts 72 miles per hour were strong enough to rip trees from the ground and leave trac
on yesterday. tension in syria. pakistan. afghanistan. we saw what's going on in egypt. the violence against women in egypt that's brutal right now. so this is a president that even though he'll have a little time to relax, he's going to be on top of the situation, he's going to be briefed on a daily basis. so when you're president of the united states you can never really completely get away from your responsibilities as the commander in chief. he appreciates this. every president does, no matter where they go. >> what has this -- again to our viewers, just crossing over the top of the hour waiting for the president at any moment. they're a little behind schedule. he may be doing some business, has a couple things to sign before he comes out. but wolf, this legislative year, this congress, how is this going to go down now and they end it on another low note, i guess you could possibly say. but there have been a lot of low notes. we were taken to the brink of government shutdown time after time after time again this year. some of the fights and back-and-forth. we've unfortunately become accu
million workers. we will tell you what led to the final deal. >>> syria's capital is rocked by violence after nine months of protest and two deadly car bombs go on outside of security offices. we will have the latest. >>> wall street picks up. we will look at the better numbers and see if the rally will continue in the new year. >>> and snow in new mexico and the northeast means trouble for holiday travelers while parts of georgia clean up after serious storm damage. we will check the holiday forecast and find out who is having a white christmas "early" this friday morning, december 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm rebecca jarvis. >> i'm jim axelrod. erica hill and chris wragge are off this morning. >>> we begin with the news that the end of d.c. deadline is over. the payroll tax cut in time for christmas. on thursday, house republicans bowed to pressure from all sides agreeing to extend the tax cut for two more months. >> it would have been implemented next month for 160 million workers. sharyl attkisson is on capitol hill for us this morning with details. goo
's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government announced that it would not accept foreign delegations. kim's funer
in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal crackdown any time soon. kyra? >> we've been watching these protests for
in syria falls apart. this is about one hour and 25 minutes. >> can i ask you to take your seats because we're going to start? good afternoon. i joined the middle east program at the woodrow wilson international center for scholars. welcome to today's meeting on enemies or allies in the new middle east, turkey, iran, and saudi arabia. this meeting is part of an ongoing series of meetings we have had for the whole year since the beginning of the revolutions in tunisia, egypt, libya, and yemen and also the ongoing events in syria. and bahrain. our speakers today are david ottaway, he is a senior scholar at the woodrow wilson center and the former cairo euro chief -- bureau chief for the washington post. i will be brief. david, the last paper, as part of our occasional series, was saudi arabia in the shadow of the arab revolt. we have a few copies left outside. we urge you to take one on your way out. our second speaker is a former fellow at the wilson center. he is a professor of international relations at the university. i just received a copy of his latest book, "iraq: its neighbors." witch
no signs of letting up despite the presence of monitors from the arab league to ensure that syria's government ends their bloody crackdown. >> heather: prime minister nouri al-maliki says the u.s. troop withdrawal begins a new chapter for his country. they broadcast the ceremony in baghdad. praising iraqis for us on tings saddam hussein and urged his people to move forward in unity as the nation focuses on rebuilding. >> gregg: it has been a fairly big diplomatic year from iran's nuclear ambitions to the crisis in syria. his approach to international delaware over the past three years has, diplomacy has been different but has it paid off? what can we expect from the administration next year. former advisor of six secretary of states and can the america have another great president, author of a book. how would you assess his efforts at dialogue with adversaries? >> no speck spectacular failures or spectacular achievements. i thinkhave learned whether democrats or republicans that in the end at least these days its cruel and unforgiving world. there is a place for diplomacy and dial
to syria where the foreign press is banned and more than 5,000 syrians have been killed according to the united nations. the presidents assad had the gol that he wasn't to blame for the violence. he said in an exclusive interview with barbara walters. >> do you think that your forces cracked down too hard? >> they're not my forces. they are forces that belong to the government. i don't own the country. >> but you have -- >> reporter:ictatordictators, disassembling for to see. no doubt who he was running the show in syria. >> he's calling the shots. i think bah shar needs to reach out to the people. >> reporter: assad ignored that advice. what does this all upheaval for the region and for the united states? the big fear has always been that well-organized islamic parties, would emerge as the strongest and turn the arab world turns islamic fundament fundamentali fundamentalism. with the first elections taking place, grassroots experience is paying off. it pains to insist their islam is not at odds with democracy. in egypt the muslim brotherhood did win the biggest bloc in this month
." tonight, syria, now said to be in the throws of a brand-new civil war. and here at home, your paycheck likely going to change in january. the question is, will it get bigger or smaller? >>> congress is considering whether to extend payroll tax cuts. >> the republicans can stap the heat. >> shep: how will lawmakers cover the cost? >> no reason we should pay for that by raising taxes on the employers we're counting on to help this economy. >> shep: tonight the debate over your paycheck. plus, mystery in aruba. for months, prosecutors held this man in the disappearance of his travel companion. now he's off the island and trying to explain his behavior. tonight gary giordano on what he says really happened the day this woman disappeared. but first from fox on thursday night, we're expecting the u.s. in the to vote tonight on two plans to try to keep our taxes from going up a month from now. a live look at the senate floor where both bills are expected to die tonight. even though leaders of both parties claim they want to extend the payroll tax cut. just yesterday, president obama said lett
it when it gets here. >> all right. and on syria, what do additional steps to pressure the assad regime mean? what are you talking about there specifically? >> the fact is -- of the matter is that we have throughout this process worked both unilaterally and collectively to increase pressure and isolation on the assad regime. what you've seen is a continuation of horrific acts of violence, needless violence, against the syrian people. and it's clear that every metric shows the situation is moving against assad. defections of the military are on the rise. diplomats have begun leaving their posts and coming out in support of the syrian opposition. the opposition is more unified and more inclusive. the regime has been cut off by the arab league, by its traditional allies and neighbors like turkey, and the regime is under increasing financial duress due to international sanctions and weak domestic economic policies. it is only a matter of time before this regime comes to an end. only fear is holding it together, and governing that is based on fear is always doomed to fail. >> are you talking
to the f 22. >> shepard: thank you. the white house is calling for syria's president to step down after human rights groups accuse government forces of an organized massacre. a witness and activist say troops surrounded an entire town yesterday and killed everyone inside. more than 100 people. [shouting] [gunfire] >> shepard: amateur video here of gunman cracking down on protesters in another city yesterday. of course, as usual, we can't verify this since syria will not let our journalists into the country. activists report 200 people have died in two days even after the president there bashir assad agreed to a peace plan. heading to syria tomorrow to enforce that agreement. the white house says assad has flagrantly violated the deal and does not deserve to rule in syria. a mother's last ditch effort to help a daughter by writing a letter to santa claus. you can tell from this little girl's smile the big guy did not disappoint. then, forget about fries. one burger chain is betting you would rather have a side of share chardonnay. the king could use a drink or two. there is word tonight
there and expand its influence in gaza. i think similar situation may emerge in syria which certainly will be a loss for the iranians if assad falls. i think their relationship with the regime is not just limited to assad. it's also in the security apparatus as well as the fact that even if it becomes a loss to iranians it doesn't automatically translate to a win for everyone else. it's most likely syria will turn into yet another one of the regions that will become a proxy for a major powers to fight each other rather than squarely falling into the capital deals. >> yes? >> henri, you mentioned the crisis that erupted between washington and over turkey's deal with iran on the nuclear issue, particularly the uranium enrichment deal they helped broker with brazil. it seems like when you look at the issue of turkey and the u.s., aside from the obama-erdogan chemistry, turkey stepping away from the iran issue. these being a very vocal advocate for iran. but you mentioned you see sort of things get harder for iran possibly then coming back to turkey. and i'm wondering, what are the condit
bloodshed. officials from syria and the arab league took part in a ceremony today in cairo, egypt. it lets observers in for one month, with the option of extending that stay. in damascus, the syrian foreign minister insisted the regime is serious and not just stalling for time. >> we would not have signed the protocol unless our amendments on it had been adopted no matter what the circumstances were. but after applying those amendments and since we are seeking a political solution to this crisis as soon as possible, along with their partnership, i can now say that the signing of the protocol is the beginning of cooperation between us and the arab league. >> sreenivasan: the announcement came on a day when activists said up to 70 soldiers were gunned down by government troops as they tried to desert near the turkish border. at least 30 other people died in attacks elsewhere. it continued a wave of street violence that churned over the weekend. protest leaders said at least 21 people were killed on sunday as troops and rebels fought each other in northwestern syria. hopes have dimmed for 39
a government-led massacre. >> let's go globe trekking. today we start in syria. what they call horrific massacres this week and calling on the u.n. security council to help protect civilians. we cannot ind penitently confirm the allegations. >> the japanese government and tokyo electric power company have unveiled a plan to decommission the damaged puck shee -- puthe plant was badly damaged from the earthquake and tsunami that hit in march. that disaster killed 15,000 and displaced another 80,000 who lived within a large radius from the plant. >>> and this piece of art work was stolen. this was displayed for more than 40 years and valued at more than $750,000. the piece was probably stolen to be sold as scrap metal for a few hundred bucks. it follows the surge in demand for copper leaving thieves to rob even war memorials. >> and this is the same charity princess diana supported. in 2009 he spent a night among the homeless during an event. bill clinton has said he didn't want to spend the remainder of his days wishing he was still president. we will hear from him in his own words about
-- >> the question is, does it add up, does it add up to it. i want to, while you're here, i want to turn to syria for a minute. the white house has again renewed its call for syrian president, bashar al assad, to step down. he's flagrantly, the white house said, he's flagrantly committed a possible massacre in a village. i feel like every time i get the privilege of hosting this show, we talk about syria and people say, well, it's an uncertain situation, we don't know where it goes. at what point do we reach a tipping point? are we close to it or are we not? >> i think the problem we've all had with the so-called arab spring, is we thought it was going to be fast and furious, leading to the outcome that a lot of people demonstrating wanted. we've seen in egypt, it has not been as rosy as we initially thought it was going to be. and certainly in syria, it's taken time. obviously for people who are were being killed, demonstrating, having their friends and family killed, the change cannot happen enough. but this situation is very messy and very complicated. >> i think our tendency in the world we'r
at walmart. >>> grim pictures out of syria today. at least 40 people are dead after twin suicide car bombings erupted in the capital city of damascus. syrian state television reported the bombs targeted strategic security and intelligence buildings. the blasts come one day after an arab league team arrived to hold the syrian government to their promise to end a brutal crackdown on protesters. >>> elsewhere in the region today, take a live look at these pictures as thousands of people flood into egypt's tahrir square. they're denouncing the military's brutal crackdown on protesters, particularly on women, who have been brutalized and dragged through the streets. for more on this, i'm joined now by iman muhidin. want to ask you, in syria, the government is saying the bombings were the work of al qaeda. has that been substantiated and is that true? >> well, luke, good morning, first of all, it is very difficult to substantiate any of those claims, particularly because the syrian government bans foreign journalists from going into syria. the syrian government consistently portrayed all the acts o
by syria's government has continued without let up, despite the arrival of arab league delegates. human rights activists say at least six people were killed in fresh attacks by government forces yesterday. amateur video shows black smoke and flames in one syrian city after alleged shelling by president al assad's forces. arab league arrived thursday ahead of monitors to assess whether the government is complying with a peace initiative. reports coming in from state-controlled syrian tv this morning which says, quote, terrorists, unquote, have attacked security facilities in damascus. >>> a look at other stories making news early today in america. police have tracked down a group of vandals all thanks to youtube. the video posted by the culprit show the crew of young criminals ransacking several stories. investigators brought in one teen for questioning who eventually identified the rest of the suspects. >>> southern california's notorious high-speed santa ana wind swept through yesterday, hammering several neighborhoods. wind gusts as high as 72 miles per hour were strong enough to rip
campaign less than two weeks before the iowa caucuses. >>> overseas, reports from state-controll eled syria tv sa there have been activists have struck with a car bomb and a number of civilians have been killed. the this is the first attack since the start of new president bashar alas aheal-asaad. monitors want to assess whether the government is complying with the peace initiative. >>> a look at other stories making news early today in america. police have tracked down a group of vandals all thanks to youtube. the video posted by the culprit show the crew of young criminals ransacking several stores. investigators brought in one teen for questioning who eventually identified the rest of the suspects. >>> southern california's notorious high-speed santa ana wind swept through yesterday, hammering several neighborhoods. wind gusts as high as 72 miles per hour were strong enough to rip trees from the ground and leave tractor trailers overturned. wind warnings and advisories are expected to end today. >>> powerful winds fanned the flames of a san francisco inferno. five-alarm blaze ripped thro
's long assault left no survivors. the white house said it was deeply disturbed and the opposition syria national council is calling for a u.n. security council meeting. >>> eight u.s. soldiers are facing charges after an army private's body was found in a guard tower in afghanistan back in october. the army ruled the death of danny chen, an asian-american from new york city, a suicide. an investigation further found that chen had been the target of ethnic slurs and physical attacks at the hands of his fellow soldiers. eight of them have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide for allegedly driving chen to take his own life. >>> now here's a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. a high-speed chase through the streets of orlando ended in a hair-raising crash. police pursued burglary suspects for 40 minutes until they smashed into three vehicles at a busy intersection. miraculously, no one died. six people, including the two suspects, did suffer serious injuries. >>> a raging inferno in detroit forced two people to jump for their lives. a man
cases, not so much. in libya and egypt, yes. in syria, no. we have seen u.s. forces pull out of iraq but stay in afghanistan. we have seen the death of north korean tyrant who has been our enemy for his entire lifetime. do we hear any domestic conversation about it? do these events drive any of the conversation we've been having in 2011? >> not really, gwen. from my standpoint, the most theppointing thing about republican campaign as a foreign policy one is that there really hasn't been a coherent foreign policy debate here. there's been a series of attempts to take shots at president obama, and at times that has put the republican candidates in paradoxical positions, in the case of newt gingrich, being in favor of intervening in libya a week before he was against intervening in libya. gwen: the president poked back at mitt romney by saying, ask bin laden whether i've been too easy or not. and to take an issue that should be core to most americans, afghanistan. how long are we going to be in afghanistan? what's the strategy going to be? mitt romney has answers, newt has some answers
house said it was deeply disturbed and the opposite syria national council is calling for a u.n. security council meeting. >>> eight u.s. soldiers are facing charges after an army private's body was found in a guard tower in afghanistan back in october. the army ruled the death of danny chen, an asian-american from new york city a suicide. an investigation further found that chen had been the target of ethnic slurs and physical attacks at the hands of his fellow soldiers. eight of them have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and negligent homicide for allegedly driving chen to take his own life. >>> a look at other stories making news "early today" in america. a high-speed chase through the streets of orlando ended in a hair-raising crash. whoa. police pursued burglary suspects for 40 minutes until they smashed into three vehicles at a busy intersection. miraculously, no one died. six people, including the two suspects, did suffer serious injuries. >>> a raging inferno in detroit forced two people to jump for their lives. a man and a woman lept from the burning home's
of hope that essentials will subside anytime in the near future. >> thank you. and now we go to syria where the government has signed an arab league agreement to stop the violence and allow international observers in to the country. do people really believe that this is true this time somewhat's been the reaction from people on the ground? >> just as soon as they signed the deal, activists inside syria were reporting at least 25 people killed by the pro government security forces. among them, two children. the syrian opposition thinks that the regime is maneuvering while more civilians will be killed. >> rima, thank you. and how to iraq where an arrest warrant has been issued for one its vice presidents.sunni government official is accused of orchestrating attacks. what's behind the charges? >> well, the charges are based on confessions on state television by three men said to be part of the vice president's personal security detail. the men confessed that at times they had direct orders from the vice president himself to carry out bombings and assassinations saying that they used the
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